con·dor (kŏndôr′, -dər)
1. Either of two New World vultures, Vultur gryphus of the Andes or Gymnogyps californianus, a nearly extinct vulture of the mountains of California, having a bare head and neck and dull black plumage containing variable amounts of white. With a wingspan of about 3 meters (10 feet), they are among the largest birds in the world.
2. A gold coin of some South American countries bearing the figure of one of these vultures.
[Spanish cóndor, from Quechua kuntur.]
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